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Preparing For Disasters

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  • Emergency Preparedness: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.

    Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. Read More

  • Preaparing Your Finances For Emergencies

    Hurricane Sandy reminded us that disasters – storms, fires, floods, earthquakes – can happen to anyone, and when they do you have little time to react. If you had to leave your home in an emergency, you would only have minutes to choose what stays and what goes, and your financial records may be one of the last things on your mind. So, collecting and organizing your financial information now could help you avoid problems and recover faster. Read More

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Dan Rutherford
  • Hurricane Preparedness

    Texas has experience major disasters lately. Learn how to make sure you are prepared if a disaster hits your area. Learn what to include in disaster supply kits, evacuation route planning, pet housing and safety, shelter locations, and other available resources you may need to use or would like to volunteer help with. Read More

    Lone Star Legal Aid
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  • Disaster Legal Aid

    Click here for information on resources to help you as you go recover from a disaster such as a hurricane. Read More

    Lone Star Legal Aid
  • Disaster Relief Handbook

    Click here for a guidebook on how to respond to legal questions from those affected by disasters. This handbook is written for lawyers, but can serve as a good reference guide for those affected by a disaster. Read More

    State Bar of Texas , Houston Bar Association, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Lone Star Legal Aid
  • DisasterAssistance.gov

    Click this link to get help after a disaster. DisasterAssistance.gov can provide good information, and information on help available for you and your family. Read More

    U.S. Government